SavATree - Tree Shrub and Lawn Care

For Immediate Release – August 25, 2003

SavATree Achievement in Safety Recognized by Liberty Mutual

Bedford Hills, NY —August 25, 2003—SavATree and its employees received a commendation from the Liberty Mutual Group for an exceptional performance with regard to safety for the period of March 2002 through February 2003. This recognition comes with the announcement of a 27% reduction in accidents and 26% reduction in work days lost because of injury.

“Winning this award demonstrates SavATree’s commitment to safety as a top priority,” states company President Daniel van Starrenburg. In addition to the hard work and dedication of more than 300 employees in 15 locations, van Starrenburg credits an improved safety program. He adds, “Over the past four years we’ve increased overall safety awareness by intensifying our training programs and continually providing the knowledge and equipment necessary to work safely.”

Safety & Training Director Dane Buell states, “We developed an initiative with multiple components that is enthusiastically embraced by our employees and allows us to focus on loss prevention efforts with increased efficiency.” SavATree’s safety program includes an intricate reporting system, mandatory weekly meetings, driver qualification, and a self-directed advancement component that allows employees to inherit additional responsibility at their own pace.

The Liberty Mutual Group is a diversified international group of insurance companies and one of the largest multi-line insurers in the North American property and casualty industry.

About SavATree: This premier tree, shrub and lawn care company has been providing environmentally sensible tree, shrub and lawn care to residents, businesses and historic properties for over 20 years. They currently operate in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia, and Washington D.C. Industry certified arborists provide clients with expertise in tree care and help clients maintain a healthy, safe and beautiful landscape. Services include pruning, disease diagnosis, removal, insect and mite treatments, organic lawn care, integrated lawn care and more. For more information, please contact us.



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